The Institute of Directors (IoD) has boosted its fast-growing portfolio of branch ambassadors with the appointment of South Yorkshire businessman Paul Doherty.
The ambassador network consists of high-profile business leaders who represent and promote the IoD in their area and grow the region’s voice on national policy matters.
Paul, who is based in Deepcar, near Sheffield, has held board-level roles in the private and public sectors and has a track record of managing business change programmes and new business models. His previous employers include Liberata, Northgate Information Solutions, Kendric Ash and Mitie Group.
He is currently managing director of transformation and change management specialist Doherty Solutions and a director of the Steel City Schools Partnership (SCSP), an education academy trust.
Paul said: “For me, the strength of the IoD has always been the quality of its networking and events, which enable people to hear from specialists while transferring knowledge and experience. I also hope to use my Academy experience to highlight how we can shape the role that education plays in meeting the needs of business.”
Jonathan Oxley, chairman of the IoD in Yorkshire and the Humber said: “Paul joins our team of ambassadors at an important time as we introduce innovative new memberships and tools that enable directors of all ages to connect, learn and share experiences.”
Other IoD branch ambassadors include Caroline Pullich, who leads Barclays Business and Corporate Bank in West Yorkshire, experienced North Yorkshire director Peter Wilkinson, Wakefield businessman Hugh Taylor and Ryedale entrepreneur Elizabeth Grant.